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Broken connector on antenna cable - can it be fixed?

In the process of swapping screens between 2 11-inch MacBook Airs I inadvertently broke off one of the connectors that attaches the wireless card to the antenna cable. That thing is super tiny. Is there any way that I can reattach it? Can I glue it on? How is it attached?

Otherwise it seems like I have destroyed an entire display panel due to a broken connector.

Thanks.

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@dps281 yes, it needs to get soldered. You can’t just stick it back on. It may still be long enough to just replace the female connector. Should be available at places like mouser. Com and others.

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@dps281 no you can't glue it. If the connector is still good but the cable is torn, you can solder it. Solid core inside (Silver Color) is signal and the outside wire (Copper wrap) is ground. If there is not enough room or if the connector is bend/broken you can look for a "pigtail". Its a piece of wire already attached to the connector. Then solder the pigtail to the existing cable. I believe Apple uses IPEX MHF4 connectors but to be sure measure the male connector on the Airport card. Should be a 1.5mm OD

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@oldturkey03 - These connectors just can't be soldered without causing a short to the shield. A new one could be crimped on but its not easy.

For must replacing the cable is the easier! MHF4 IPX IPEX U.fl MHF 4 Plug RG-0.81 RF Pigtail Coaxial Jumper Cable

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Can the cable be detached from the other end inside the display housing? While I'm dreading the thought of having to remove the display yet again, I have a second donor unit that has a working display (the only issue with it is that there is a big dent in the corner, preventing the lid from closing when using a cover. Is it possible to transplant parts without soldering?

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@danj like I said "Its a piece of wire already attached to the connector. Then solder the pigtail to the existing cable".

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@dps281 - All you need to do is remove the display assembly to then gain access to the clutch cover which covers the antennas. Then desolder the lead and measure it to get the correct length tail.

MacBook Air 11" Mid 2013 Display Assembly Replacement

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@danj Thanks for this link. What length do I need for this? It appears that I need to disassemble the whole screen enclosure for this, which seems risky. Is it possible to do this without destroying the panel?

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@dps281 - No, you are not taking the display apart! All you are doing is gaining access to the black plastic clutch cover which is covering the antennas. Once the display is off you slide it to unlatch it from the metal display case. Take a look at this guide MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010 LCD Replacement don't waste your time looking though the steps, just down to Step 31 & 32 its that simple to get to the antenna's once you slide the cover off. Then it's just a matter of measuring the cables length and ordering the needed cable tail. I haven't done a MacBook Air that needed a cable in a long time so I can't tell you the length.

I can tell you is only takes me about 45 min's to do it once I have the cable. The shore I was working at back in the day had them as a spare so I didn't measure it.

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